Film @ the Carr presents a series of thought-provoking film screenings and gallery exhibition featuring 7 young, black Michigan filmmakers:

Carr Center Resident Media Artist, Juanita Anderson, curates an exhibition that includes short films, videos and dialogue with Michigan-based filmmakers and content creators who use their work to summon the arts, Black bodies and African-based spirituality to address the dual pandemics of systemic racism and COVID-19.

Watch the films, read the words, see the images all in the safety of our quiet gallery setting. The films will screen in a loop on two socially distant screens. This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Detroit Narrative Agency Radical Remedies Anthology.

Michigan Filmmakers whose work will be screening in this exhibition are:

Justice in Motion, directed by Krisilyn Tony Frazier: dancers, visual artists and MC’s join together to create an artistic response to systematic oppression and police brutality.

Solidarity: First Your Liberation And Then Mine, created by Inside Southwest Detroit, a document of people and community coming together through protest, performance, relationship, marching, education, and photographic art to the beat of intersectional solidarity on July 4th, 2020.

The Call , created by Costa Kazaleh Sirdenis, Salakastar, Chris Jakob :The Call explores the use of ritual, movement, poetry and vibration to connect our past and our ancestral lines in order to heal and evolve in the present moment.

Presence and Permission for Sadness , written and directed by Violeta Donawa: In an early morning reflection, Violeta Dowawa shares her poem “Presence,” an outgrowth of communing with Spirit.

Return to Breath , directed by Aleesa Searcy : In this time of COVID and uprisings and being fed up with police brutality and racism and anti-Blackness, I return to my breath as rest and resistance. My wellness matters. Our wellness matters.

Burning , written and directed by z.c. Cunningham : A poetic manifesto on the current state of affairs regarding African Americans in the United States of America. The film is narrated from the POV of a millennial Black man who’s trying to make sense of it all while uplifting his people.

Omiero, directed by Ifayomi: Omiero explores the connectivity that exists between water’s bond with descendants of enslaved people, and the way that water has been used as a conduit of healing and messaging

Timed tickets will be issued to control traffic flow in the gallery in observance of our COVID-19 protocols. Reservations are needed to enter the gallery. Mask wearing is required when visiting the gallery. For more on Carr Center health and safety protocols when visiting the gallery go to our website